Being in love with helping others her whole life, LaKesha joined the CFSS team and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience along with her. LaKesha leads a team that is dedicated to supporting individuals who are transitioning from confinement to the community as well strengthening families. Prior to her current position, LaKesha previously worked with individuals both pre and post release in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections System. LaKesha has worked as the Lead CCT/DSE Monitor at ATTIC Correctional Services for their 980 program for sexually violent sex offenders. She also worked as an SSI Advocate with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. She has spent time with Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin as a Family Support Specialist where she advocated and worked endlessly assisting parents with meeting court requirements for child reunification. She holds a degree in Management in Criminal Justice from Concordia University and has also received various AODA certifications from the Minority Counselor Training Institute in Milwaukee and is pursuing her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Concordia University. LaKesha is dedicated to building strong families and communities. She has served as an educator, motivator, and initiative leader mobilizing fund and program development efforts.
Phillip is part of the team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Previously he provided support services to individuals at the Marshall Sherrer Correctional Center in Milwaukee and worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator at Orion Family Services. He was also a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs’ Pre-College Programs at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Phillip received his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations and his master’s degree in Adult Education with a focus on Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Lindsay is part of the team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Previously she worked as a Case Manager/Instructor with Milwaukee Community Services Corps prior to joining CFSS. She was also a Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in Haisyn, Ukraine, Project Assistant, UW –Milwaukee Criminal Justice Department and an Assistant to the Client Service Specialist at the Milwaukee Office of the State Public Defender. Lindsay received both her BS and MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Timothy is part of a dynamic team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Prior to joining CFSS, Timothy worked for 5 years at Lad Lake where he guided and mentored at-risk youth, assisting them with credit recovery and completing high school. Timothy also taught first and second graders for CLC and The Rescue Mission summer programs. Timothy Obtained His Bachelor’s degree in Human services from Springfield College and his Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College.
Keonna is part of the team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Prior to CFSS, she was the Girls’ Program Coordinator with Milwaukee Christian Center Inc., Lead Mentor with Holton Youth and Family Center, and Lead Family Care Coordinator with Center for Quality Community Life. Keonna is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree from Alverno College.
Danny is part of a dynamic team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Danny’s history working in social services shows his dedication to helping people. He spent over 11 years working at Norris Adolescent Center where he was repeatedly recognized as the Youth Care Worker of the Year. While at Norris Adolescent Center, he held a variety of different positions including Independent Living/Career Instructor, Youth Care Worker, Family Advocate and Assistant Supervisor. Danny received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Service Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
Rodney is part of a dynamic team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. He has extensive case management experience gained from working as an Independent Living Coordinator at Norris Adolescent Center and as a Care Coordinator at St. Charles Youth and Family Services. Rodney studied Criminal Justice and he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Tanya is part of the team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Previously, Tanya worked as the Healthy Marriage Career and Employment Manager, as well as Skills Enhancement and Career Readiness Facilitator with YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin – formerly YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. She was also a High School Tutor with Mainstream Development Education Group and received both her Bachelor’s and Masters of Science in Speech Communication & Theatre Arts from the Arkansas State University.
Mark provides intensive case management services for members returning to the community. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Training. Mark’s dedication to supporting others is shown by his past positions at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Milwaukee County House of Correction, and St. Charles Youth & Family Services.